These sun loving sisters are slowly coming to life. They’re not quite done, but they snuck out of the studio to take advantage of today’s beautiful weather. Honey has human hair sewn in wefts, and Sunny has dreadlocks that I made by needle felting alpaca and wool fibers into dreads and then sewed to her scalp one by one (which was kinda a huge task but I love the result.)
Ma’at is the my 44th custom Blythe, created as a commission honoring my client’s African heritage. Ma’at represents traditional African beauty with a modern twist. Her tribal makeup is in an Ankh shape to represent eternal life, and her name and third eye represent awakened consciousness and the pursuit of balance, harmony, and justice. See her full photo shoot on Flickr!
I initially customized Joy this past winter, but when the grey winter skies turned to sun, I discovered flaws that had been hidden in the dim light and removed her from my shop. I have completely redone her carving and makeup since then, and she is now a total stunner in any kind of light you can throw at her! She’s now back in my Etsy shop and looking forward to traveling!
Salma is my 43rd custom Blythe. She has gorgeous ombre human hair, and a gigantic personality. She is available in my Etsy shop.
Mini Gene is my 42nd custom, created as a commission for a friend to be a mini-version of her dad, who loves to golf. You can check out the rest of his adventures on the links in his Flickr album.
If you are looking for a definitive guide to learning to use an airbrush, you have definitely come to the wrong place!
I’m writing this from the perspective of a doll artist who has wanted to incorporate airbrushing into my work for some time, but was too intimidated by the equipment and the process to even try. A week ago, I decided to overcome my nervousness and dive in, and I am so glad I did! Even after just a few days practice I am feeling so much more at ease, and confident that I will be doing amazing things with this tool given time.
Because I know quite a few other artists who are in the same place I was a week ago, I wanted to offer a mini-guide to getting started with the airbrush to help them get over that hump as well. Continue reading “Airbrush Guide Part 1”
Molly is a sweet but wistful Middie Blythe girl who is looking for Spring, and for a home. Visit my Etsy shop to adopt her.
Wild things can’t be caged! Cherie is ready for new adventures and available in my Etsy shop.
Cherie had a fabulous time performing at the Erotic Poetry and Music Festival last weekend! She says she’s not getting out of bed for at least another week though… (ok, I’m not quite ready to part with her yet….) Meanwhile, you can get a big glossy 12×18 poster of her in this sultry pose from my Etsy shop! You can also check out the rest of her photo shoot in her Flickr album.
Little did I know when I created my Blythe tribute to Rogue One’s Jyn Erso, expecting to unveil her on the movie’s opening weekend, that her boots would be traveling from a galaxy far, far away, and it would be eight weeks before she could make her debut! She is now done and available in my Etsy shop.